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Jan 18, 2013 11:00pm PST
>>> it is happening tonight. 49er wide receiver michael crabtree arriving in atlanta for the nfc championship game as police announce he is under investigation. good evening, everyone. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. tonight san francisco police are investigating an allegation of sexual assault involving crabtree. police say the incident happened last sunday morning in a san francisco hotel. he has not been detained or arrested. crabtree is said to be cooperating with police. he joined the team on the trip to atlanta for sunday's nfc championship game, and that's where abc7 news sports reporter mike shumann is live tonight. shu, what bad timing for this bombshell. >> well, dan, there is never good timing for a situation like this. the 49ers arrived 11:15 eastern standard time at the ritz carlton in downtown atlanta. crabtree was on the first bus. he was in the second row. he stood up and then sat back down as about 10 or 15 other players and 49er personnel got off the bus almost trying to distract us. they were trying to make it tough for us to shoot anybody getting off t
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Jan 19, 2013 5:00am PST
in atlanta this morning. last night the team released this statement: we are aware of the allegation against michael and understands that he has fully cooperated with authorities. the. >>ers take such matters very seriously. fans are shocked to hear of the investigation. abc7 news reporter has more from the san francisco hall of justice. >> san francisco police say this alleged sexual assault happened just hours after last saturday's match-up between the green bay packers. police say it happened at a hotel in san francisco. >> our special victim unit is investigating the case. michael crabtree has been interviewed with his lawyer and is very cooperative regarding the investigation. >> police are still putting together details in this investigation and are yet to determine if they will hand the case over to the district attorney. for fans who are gearing up for a sunday showdown in atlanta, this allegation is surprising. >> obviously it's news to me at this point. it's a bit of a shock. >> i don't understand why these guys who have it so good and are such big in the news right now, why they w
ABC
Jan 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
, live in atlanta, falcons get ready for sunday's title game. we have a tale two of cities. we'll explain, coming up at abc 7 news at 5:00. p. >> stay with us. the news at hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> black ice being blamed for tributing to a bad accident this morning. a car and truck involved in a rollover crash. no one was seriously hurt. the chief of the russian river fire department says it was icy due to subfreezing temperatures. cruise put down sand this morning. >> police have a picture of a man they believe exposed him stofl a woman last weekend. a security camera took this picture of a car and driver consistent with the victim's description. it happened on sunday. the man asked a woman who is talking for directions. when she wint toward the car, the man exposed himself. >> police say this woman lured an elderly man, then left him penniless, saying he got $200,000 from her v
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Jan 19, 2013 5:00pm PST
he 49ers playoff game against green bay. right now crabtree is in atlanta with the team, gearing up for tomorrow's show down with the falcons. fans say the accusation is surprising but not a direction. >> that's allegations have not been substantiated by any proof. the truth will come out. hopefully it's not true. >> ama: crabtree's attorney says the star player is fulling cooperating with police and will continue to do throughout the investigation. >>> abc7 news' mike shumann is live in the georgia dome where the weather is cold but playoff fever is heating up. hi, mike. how are you doing? >> mike: i'm doing just fine. we talked our way into the georgia dome. this is where it's all going to happen sunday. noon pacific standard time between the niners and falcons. 72,000 fans will fill the stadium, and 49 fans descended on atlanta today. so we hit the streets so see what they thought about the matchup between the niners and falcons. >> go niners! >> the 49ers empire has 6000 people at the stick but their fan base extends throughout the nation. >> washington, dc. >> columbia, series.
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Jan 19, 2013 1:05am PST
. 49er wide receiver michael crabtree arriving in atlanta for the nfc championship game as police announce he is under investigation. good evening, everyone. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. tonight san francisco police are investigating an allegation of sexual assault involving crabtree. police say the incident happened last sunday morning in a san francisco hotel. he has not been detained or arrested. crabtree is said to be cooperating with police. he joined the team on the trip to atlanta for sunday's nfc championship game, and that's where abc7 news sports reporter mike shumann is live tonight. shu, what bad timing for this bombshell. >> well, dan, there is never good timing for a situation like this. the 49ers arrived 11:15 eastern standard time at the ritz carlton in downtown atlanta. crabtree was on the first bus. he was in the second row. he stood up and then sat back down as about 10 or 15 other players and 49er personnel got off the bus almost trying to distract us. they were trying to make it tough for us to shoot anybody getting off the bus. and then michael wal
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Jan 19, 2013 6:00am PST
, nor arrested. police say he is cooperating. crabtree is in atlanta right now with the 49ers for tomorrow's nfc championship game. fans here in san francisco are shocked to hear of the investigation of this star player. >> i don't understand why these guys who have it so good and who are such big in the news right now, why they would do something or he would do something that could potentially hurt not only himself and his family, but the team. >> as a fan, i'm going to back him up until it comes through. but right now it sounds fake. >> the san francisco police special victims' unit is continuing to investigate the allegations. after their work is complete, the investigation will be turned over to the district attorney's office. last night the 49ers released this statement. quote, we are aware of the allegation against mikeel and understands that he has fully cooperated with authorities. the 49ers take such matters very seriously. our calls and e-mails to both michael crabtree, his agent and his attorney have not yet been returned. reporting live in san francisco, kira klapp
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Jan 19, 2013 11:00pm PST
news. >> ama: coit tower looks spectacular in red. mike shumann is in atlanta for tomorrow's big game. he caught up if with some fans. >> i mean, he's a game-breaker. >> are you nervous he'll have the one game, the letdown? >> no. not really. >> collin kaepernick is going to run all over them. not a question. he made the green bay packers look like they war college football team. >> cap is 6-2 this season, including last week's win over the packers, even falcon fans like his game. >> i actually like kaepernick. >> you do? >> how does that work? >> i can admire a person for his talent. i mean, i still expect to give them the beatdown. >> are you worried about collin kaepernick? >> i am. he is coming on strong. so if we can get him flustered early. >> he rallied strong and led his team to victory. >> atlanta's x factor is former niner coach mike nolan, now in charge of the falcons defense. >> i'm worried because mike nolan is the defensive coordinator. so i have apprehensions for that. other than that, we're too talented. >> mike: who's got it better than us? >> nobody. >> doing a lot o
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Jan 20, 2013 2:00am PST
is in atlanta for tomorrow's big game. he caught up if with some fans. >> i mean, he's a game-breaker. >> are you nervous he'll have the one game, the letdown? >> no. not really. >> collin kaepernick is going to run all over them. not a question. he made the green bay packers look like they war college football team. >> cap is 6-2 this season, including last week's win over the packers, even falcon fans like his game. >> i actually like kaepernick. >> you do? >> how does that work? >> i can admire a person for his talent. i mean, i still expect to give them the beatdown. >> are you worried about collin kaepernick? >> i am. he is coming on strong. so if we can get him flustered early. >> he rallied strong and led his team to victory. >> atlanta's x factor is former niner coach mike nolan, now in charge of the falcons defense. >> i'm worried because mike nolan is the defensive coordinator. so i have apprehensions for that. other than that, we're too talented. >> mike: who's got it better than us? >> nobody. >> doing a lot of kaepernick. >> that's its, all day, all day, left and
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Jan 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
to follow the team to the championship in atlanta and fingers crossed, beyond. >> a demonstration against san francisco newmzigñ law on public nudity. tonight a final chilly chance for critics of the law to bare it all. >> an internet hero found dead just as he's about to go on trial. the legacy of online social justice he leaves behind. >> the department of motor vehicles charges a woman hundreds of dollars too much to register her car. i'm michael finney. coming up 7 >>> visitors to san francisco city hall saw quite a show this morning. protestors stripped down to birthday suits despite chilly temperatures demonstrating against the new nudity ban pushed through by supervisor scott weiner. it's one of the last times they can walk around nude in public. >> it becomes law. i'm vote running against scott weiner for supervisor. i will be the first to disrobe in front of city hall. >> this ban faces a big test on thursday, a judge will decide whether to grant an injunction against the ban. >> let's stay in the city for this item. 49ers are preparing to head to atlanta for nfc championship ga
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Jan 20, 2013 6:00pm PST
south of market. the 49ers victory over the atlanta falcons means there's now a rush for gear celebrating the niners. fans couldn't wait to get their handses on anything red and gold. this sports authority started unpacking t-shirts and caps, recognizing the san francisco 49ers victory of the atlanta falcons, minutes after the game, and fans were there to scoop it automatic -- scoop it all up. >> had to stop by and pick it up. i didn't think the would have the shirts here. >> whose got got it better than us? nobody! >> most of the sports authority stores in san francisco will have the t-shirts and caps with the nfc championship logo. i don't need to tell you pack here live that literally the town is really excited about the voc. everyone now searching online to find tickets to nye -- to fly cheaply to new orleans. they will continue to have merchandize for sale for the next two weeks. south of market, abc7 news. >> ama: thank you so much. >> larry: couple times do you think we'll hear, whose got it bitter than us? no weatherwise is nice. >> leigh: it was so terrific today. 70s
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Jan 13, 2013 5:00pm PST
the atlanta falcons next week in atlanta. >>> hazmat teams responded after a guest at the san jose hilton reported a strong odor. the symptoms ranged from scratchy throats to itchy eyes. no one was taken to the hospital. dozens of first responders rushed to the scene, initially block off the entire street in front of the house. >> question have 18 floors to control. and we're trying to keep people protected. we're working with the security in the building and our fire crews and law enforcement to keep things -- trying to walk down and make sure we're able to control the scene. >> ama: the odor affected guests on the 18th floor. officials believe it may have been pepper spray. >> fire investigators are working to determine what caused a fire that destroyed a mobile home in mountain view. when crews arrived see sahara mobile home community they found one home fullly engulfed in flames. >> one single resident of the unit is safe. the american red cross is assisting him with the necessities. >> five other local fire departments assisted crews on the scene. it took them a half hour to get it u
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Jan 13, 2013 6:00pm PST
play the atlanta falcons next week in atlanta. >> hockey fans celebrated after the san jose sharks began training camp. folks cheered as the men in black took center ice. the players returned to work after team owners and the union agreed on a contract that some people have high hopes for san jose. >> hopefully ready to go all the way. waiting for a while for that. >> the sharks play their first home game january 24th and you can hear from the players in sports with mike shumann. >> residents of the mountain view mobile home park escaped injury from an early morning fire. fire crews got a call from the sahara village mobile home park. firefighters found one unit fully involved in flames. the man inside got out safely. the unit was destroyed. >> complaints of eye and throat irritation brought out san jose's hazmat crew to the hilton hotel. 13 guests and staff members were treated. the problem was on the hotel's 18th floor. the odor went away on its own. >> still to come on abc7 news at 6:00, an outage at a very bad time. the bay area senior center that has been without hot water for
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Jan 19, 2013 8:00am PST
arrested and he is cooperating with police. it's bad timing for the bombshell. he is in atlanta with the team this morning. mike shumann is there. last night the team released this statement. we are aware of the allegation against michael and understand he has fully cooperated with the authorities. >>> fans are shocked to hear about the investigation. news reporter sergio quintana has more from the hall of justice. >> san francisco police say this alleged sexual assault happened just hours after last saturday's match-up against the green bay packers. police say it happened at the hotel in san francisco. >> michael crabtree has been interviewed and very cooperative with our investigation. >> reporter: police are still putting together details in this investigation and are yet to determine if they will hand it over to district attorney. for fans gearing up for the showdown in atlanta, it's surprising. >> it's news to me at this point. it's a bit of shock. >> i don't understand why these guys that have it so good, they are in the news right now. why he would do something that is po
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Jan 15, 2013 4:30am PST
/11 in court. >> there are plenty of tickets available for the 49er fans willing to travel to atlanta. the niners victory on saturday put them in the title game and a win away from the super bowl. they are taking on atlanta at the georgia dome on sunday. that means ticket sellers are not getting the business they expected because the majority of fans do not have the time or expense to make a trip to atlanta. >> i had a person called up that wants to travel to atlanta. this is the difference. if they played here there would be $100,000 worth of tickets but right now, nothing. >> you have to work. you cannot travel. love to go if i could. >> many fans are landing to host game-watching parties at home. a lot cheaper that way. the game starts at noon on sunday our time. >> good time to stay in and watch football. >> it will be warmer this weekend with temperatures in the 60's. if you are a big fan you will take one for the team. >> now, good morning, everyone. 4:47. you can see the colors in the ferry building, the beautiful red for the 49ers. live doppler 7 hd shows a couple of things in
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Jan 20, 2013 9:00am PST
the atlanta falcons. for those who cannot make it to the georgia dome, there are plenty of places to watch the game and cheer on the team right here in the bay area. abc7 news reporter kira klapper joins us live from outside one of san francisco's favorite sports bars where the 49er faithful are gathering. kira? >> that's right, carolyn. good morning to you. people are already here. i mean, that is dedication. pete's tavern behind me and pedro's cantina are here. they just opened at 9:00 a.m. i don't know, 60 seconds ago. there was a line of about 20 people right out here in front of pete's and about ten people in front of pedro's. now they are inside getting ready for the game. let's show you, about 15 minutes ago we shot this video as they were preparing for the crowds. they are expecting a packed house today. a sea of red and gold. they are having some specials. we grabbed two guys on their ways at pete's. they got up at six this morning to prepare for the game. they have been weight for this day all year since the 49ers lost in last year's nfc title game. >> heartbreaking, right? >> he
ABC
Jan 18, 2013 4:30am PST
tickets to the nfc championship game if atlanta. he gets to take a friend. air and tickets and transportation are paid if bit 49ers. a wager between the mayors promises to add color to the matchup. that is because the winning team colors will light up the losing ciudad juarez -- city hall for a night. if 49ers win, the mayor will color red and gold or red and wine here if atlanta win. a difference of one color but a build above difference and the winning team will wave from the loser city hall flagpole. >> either say, someone will be seeing "red." >> the countdown is on for the sunday game. being a 49er faithful is all in the family for this family from san ramon. they got a tour. and the proud grandmother sent in the pictures of the youngest 49er fans in the family. so cute, right? you can e-mail your fan photos to ureport@kgo-tv.com and well most them at abc7news.com and show as many as we can on the air. abc7 news sports reporter is in atlanta to cover the game on sunday and the first report airs tonight here on abc7 news. >> the ferry building gets a much needed repair.
ABC
Jan 19, 2013 6:00pm PST
about crabtree get them down. mike shumann is live in atlanta with a look at the excitement. and work getting on the field, shu. >> mike: thank you, ai ama. 72,000 people will be here tomorrow for the game. 49ers fans flying flying in in droves. seeing familiar jerseys on the streets. the x factor will be colin kaepernick. the biggest game of his life, and who better to find out if they agree with me than 49 fans walking the street of the atl. >> he is playing out of his mind. i feel bad for alex a little bit, but he is a gamebreaker. >> are you worried about having a letdown? >> colin kaepernick is going to run all over them. not even a question. he made the previous game look like college football team. >> mike: falcons fans like his game. >> i actually like kaepernick. >> mike: you do? >> i like kaepernick. >> mike: how does that work? >> i can admire a person for his talent. i mean, i still expect him to get the beatdown. >> are you worried about collin kaepernick? >> i am. he's coming on strong but if he can get him flustered. >> he rallied strong and led his team to a victory. >
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Jan 7, 2013 4:00am PST
in atlanta and dallas. 30s in the middle of the country. 55 in sacramento. and 61 in phoenix. >>> and when we come back this morning, the hollywood star who spent part of new year's day in jail. he apparently partied just a little too hard. >>> then, new warnings about the flu that's making so many people sick. how to protect yourself. >>> and later, face to face with 1,000 pounds of raw animal power that wanted to make lunch out of a photographer. >>> welcome back. we're closing in on a foreclosure deal. a $10 billion settlement over foreclosure abuse reportedly could be announced soon, possibly later today. 14 banks have been cited for shoddy paperwork and botched loan modifications. a third of the money will go to people who have already lost their homes. the rest to people in trouble now. >>> we're looking at another year of higher prices, but no increases in our pay. food, travel, housing, college, even government fees are all going up. and with millions of people still looking for work out there, employers don't have to be too generous. economists say we may see better times tlart year.
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Jan 18, 2013 5:30pm PST
day as way. >> we're live in atlanta tonight for nfc championship. gateway to the super bowl and 49ers quest for six. >> off they go. here, you can see the soon to be super bowl champion 49ers boarding a charter flight to atlanta. >> that is this sunday. 49 jerz a last practice today before taking off for georgia this afternoon. abc 7 news is already in atlanta. but we start with our wayne freedman live in san jose. wayne? >> they're on their way to atlanta. we shot the pictures at 3:30 this afternoon. big question now is will this be a historic weekend? at the time, 49ers boarded their plane, they'd put in a busy day by anyone's standards. they're trying to keep to a routine, everyone knows better especially they're young quarterback. >> this is going to be the same as we always do. in at lant yark not here. >> as practicing for a game doesn't add more intensity as 49er faith afl rifs at 6:45 in the morning. these guys did. >> and there are six now. someone joined us. >> after the triumph, niners gained respect again. since the record breaking win, the quarterback has appeared on the
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Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
to shut him up sometimes, as we said abc 7 news is already in atlanta. there are any niners fans interest, yet? >> we haven't seen a lot of them, i think fans are going to be showing up tomorrow. it's about 35 degrees here now. so it's a good thing these are indoors. a couple years ago we had tim tebow, tebowing. and now, collin kaepernicking. we not only have two different teams but two different touchdown celebrations. the dirty bird made in the late 90s here. >> this is falcons. >> they have to look bad. >> can you do the dirty bird? give me an example. >> do you remember the dirty bird? >> yes. >> could you do it? >> i don't know how it goes. >> you can flop around like a chicken. >> the 49ers latest trend is kaeperniking. >> is that a dance? >> when he doesn't z anything successfully, he likes to kiss his biceps. >> let me see. just pull this up. >> that would be your for arm. >> do you hi he's going to be doing a lot of it against the falcons? >> no. no. i don't think so. i think we'll have a game planned and we'll stop. >> you must be taking grief. >> i have been. and i almost got
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Jan 25, 2013 4:00am PST
from raleigh to atlanta, to chicago to seattle will have delays. roads are also a mess. icy conditions cause major accidents. >> we can't respond as efficiently as we would, you know, in the summertime. it does pose some obstacles. >> reporter: newark officials got an assist by the mayor, cory booker who moonlights as a superhero. last year, he saved a woman from a fire. this time, he saved a dog in the cold. there's a bit of good news for frozen americans, milder weather is forecast to return to the midwest, south and northeast next week. although, it may be brief. tahman bradley, abc news. >>> and before we get the mild break that tahman just mentioned, 15 states are bratsing for a messy and icy commute. >> for the latest, we turn, now, to accuweather meteorologist, jim dickey. >> another brutally cold morning on tap. minus 16 in burlington. minus 5 in portland. down to 1 in syracuse. we're talking a weak area of low pressure. that's going to bring snow from the ohio valley toward the eastern seaboard, with an icy mix. places like raleigh, atlanta. watch out for slick spots in the ev
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Jan 15, 2013 5:00am PST
for the fans willing to travel to atlanta. the victory on saturday puts them a win away from the super bowl taking on atlanta in georgia on sunday but ticket holders are not getting the business expected because most do not have the time or the pun to make that trip to atlanta. >> i had a person call up that wants to travel to atlanta. if they played here, there would be $100,000 in ticket sales. but, nothing. >> have to work but love to go if i could. >> what is the next best thing? >> many fans are planning to host game-watching parties at home starting at noon our time on sunday. >> fans are ready for the nfc championship and sending in the photos, a cat is all set for the sunday matchup. here is a baby an early start with 49er fever. e-mail to kgo and we will post them and she as many as we can on the air. i wanted to see the cap, kaepernicking, you know? >> right. >> you can go to the game in atlanta, right? >> i could. i could. i could. i know the great places to eat, waffle house, cracker barrel. >> are they remain warmer than us? >> they have been in the 70's. but that is short-live
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Jan 20, 2013 5:00am PST
ers game. abc7 news sports anchor mike shumann is in atlanta for today's big game and he caught up with some fans ready to see the niners take on the falcons. >> he's playing out of his mind. first you feel bad for alec a little bit, but he's a game breaker. it's making us win so let's go for it. >> are you nervous he's going to have that one game, the let down in could that be the experience. >> not really. >> kaepernick is going to run all over. that's not even a question. he made the green bay packers look like a college football team. >> kaepernick is 6-2'." even falcon fans like his game. >> i actually like kaepernick. >> i do too. >> you like kaepernick? >> you do. i can admire a person for his talent. >> okay. >> i mean, i still expect him to beat down. >> are you worried about colin kaepernick, the young quarterback? >> i am a little bit. he's coming on strong, real strong. if we can get him early i think we have a chance to win the game. >> he started off last week with an interception against the packers and led us back. >> his former niner head coach, mike nolan, now in
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Jan 20, 2013 11:00pm PST
. check out the scene in atlanta. the niners celebrating. abc7 news sports reporter mike shumann is in atlanta with reaction from the 9er. >> the 49ers are on their way to their 6th superbowl franchise history and they become the first team in nfl history to make it to the super bowl with a second year head coach examine quarterback. as you can imagine, everyone was ecstatic. >> it is amazing. it is amazing. it is something i have been dreaming of all my life as a kid, going to the super bowl, the super bowl. we're here. >> we have one more game left. we have to get it. it feels good. we did what we had to do. they came and played a good game. it started off fast, but we finished faster. >> unreal. just getting that win in the fashion we wanted to show reis solve on the team and the character of the team and we have one more to go. >> it does validate our team. we said at the start there are three super bowls to win. we have won two so far, and now we have another one. >> this is to get us -- it would top it all to win it all. that's our goal to win it all. it ain't good enough j
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Jan 21, 2013 2:00am PST
was there and remember it well. check out the scene in atlanta. the niners celebrating. abc7 news sports reporter mike shumann is in atlanta with reaction from the 9er. >> the 49ers are on their way to their 6th superbowl franchise history and they become the first team in nfl history to make it to the super bowl with a second year head coach examine quarterback. as you can imagine, everyone was ecstatic. >> it is amazing. it is amazing. it is something i have been dreaming of all my life as a kid, going to the super bowl, we're here. >> we have one more game left. we have to get it. it feels good. we did what we we did they came and played a good game. it started off fast, but we finished faster. >> unreal. just getting that win in the fashion we wanted to showsolve s solve on the team and the character of the team and we have one more to go. >> it does validate our team. we said at the start there are three super bowls to win. we have won two so far, and now we have another one. >> this is to get us -- it would top it all to win it all. that's our goal to win it all. it ain't good enough just to win
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Jan 14, 2013 5:00am PST
it is legally protected information in california. >> next up, atlanta, the san francisco 49ers are ready to play the falcons in atlanta with the winner going to the super bowl. the 49ers beat green bay in the division playoff game on saturday night at candlestick with a record-setting performance by the quaterback at 46-31. atlanta defeated the seahawks at a last-second thriller that ended 30-28. the title is on the line when the falcons and niners tangle on sunday at the georgia dome. >> as they take on the falcons fans are sharing their playoff pride picking up on the new hot trend called kaepernicking. e-mail your photos to ureport@kgo-tv.com and we will post the photos at 66 -- at abc7news.com. >> good, that means tebowing is history. >> yes kaepernicking. >> speaking of cold, mike? >> warmer cold. >> exactly. >> no frozen tundra here. >> maybe the tub -- turf was too frozen. a look at this from the arctic, a huge bowl of cold air across two-thirds of the country. the east coast is talking about 70's in atlanta, 40's and 50's in new york, they are loving the spring they of getting bu
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Jan 18, 2013 11:00am PST
tickets to the game if atlanta and the first time ever leaving california. he will bring his cousin to the game. their fare, tickets and traps are all on the 49ers' time. >> there is a beach hazard for northern california coast through the weekend including the upcoming mavericks surf contest. two dozen of the top big wave riders are gathering at half moon bay for the contest and spectators are not allowed on the shoreline because of dangerous sneaker waves. the last time it was held in 2010, several were injured when huge swells crashed along the spectator areas and knocked them down or washed them into the water. >> we remember that. >> now, the sneaker waves. why are they so dangerous this weekend? >> because they are out ahead of the other waves, the big steady waves that come in on sunday. you can see from sky seven one of the bigger waves near half moon bay. they are sneaky. they knock you off the feet like last year. as we head into sunday, it is the big surf and rip currents the big issue. but it will be delightful weather if you get a look at the mavericks. from mount tamal
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Jan 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
. >>> atlanta city hall is awash in red and gold. they spruced up the building thanks to the big win in atlanta last sunday. scott steel posted this photo on our facebook page. thanks, scott. and a few hours ago reid tweeted this photo saying city hall is gold tonight. reid plans to send a few georgia peaches to san francisco. mayor ed lee, that was part of the wager and it is paying off. >>> a lucky few 49er fans received the call they had been hoping for. >> i said oh my god that has to be the 49ers. >> it was. they got tickets to the super bowl. what people are paying for this priceless experience. >> and a new report uncovers food fraud. some of the foods that you eat may actually not be what is listed on the label. a look at the surprising substitute coming up. >> and what is apple up to now? the biggest buzz about the iphone 6. >> and here is what is coming up on "jimmy kimmle live" after this newscast. >> thanks. tonight lyanne rhymes is here and we will race around the block. they are calling it the showdown in tinseltown. >> nobody is calling it that. >> i'm calling it that. >> you sho
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Jan 23, 2013 4:30am PST
and gold, atlanta city hall is in 49er colors making good on a mayor's wagers. abc7 viewers posted this photo. thank you very much, we love that. last night, atlanta mayor tweeted this photo saying city hall is gold tonight. thank you. they plan to send a few georgia peaches to the san francisco mayor. abc7 will follow the 49ers to new orleans for the big game. abc7 news experts director and our reporter with a super bowl himself will head up the team. >> he does have a super bowl ring. >> 4:46 and now the forecast. you may need the umbrella. >> absolutely, especially up north, where the bulk of the rain will fall and work into the south bay. now, looking outside, you will notice that the lights on the bay bridge look beautiful if you get a chance to see that after you travel across it. it looks nice. you can see it from the picture here from mount tamalpais to sausalito and to san francisco. it looks more hazy around because we have moisture in the area. live doppler 7 hd shows around san mateo bridge south are we are picking up the blue and light green so there are sprinkles fall
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Jan 17, 2013 5:00am PST
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Jan 23, 2013 5:00am PST
look outside on the embarcardero, and this is a ferry building in red and gold. >> and atlanta city hall, too. >> we have sprinkles this morning and possibly during your morning commute and heavy rain is possible later this afternoon. >> vallejo police are racing to hire new officers before retirements reduce the size of the force to 1970's level down to 87 officers, although the city has enough money to 98 cops. the force is ready to hire three former vallejo police cadets but six current officers will retire by may and that will drop the number of officers to 84th lowest since 1973. the number of officers was at height in 2008 at 143 before the recession forced the city into bankruptcy. >> forecasters expect a deadly cold front to grip the midwest and east coast into this weekend. wind chill readings dropped to 30 below in minnesota, the cold being blamed if throw deaths. ice and white out caused three major chain reaction pileups in ohio and a 12-year-old died in this 86-vehicle wreck near cincinnati. 20 others were hurt. schools closed in some areas because of icy roads and subd
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Jan 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
who are actually making the road trip to atlanta. for smrks it's too far go. 2j% tiiceetssstill available. >> he says he is he'ding to atlanta anyway he can. >> ride share to ride share. no money, starting out. but you know, it's about the team. >> so he is basically hitchhiking but you don't have to do that. there are a lot of direct flights out there. some fans told us atlanta no. new orleans, they're confident that the team is going all the way. live in san francisco outside city hall, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> i'll tell you we're going to atlanta. mike shumann will be there to cover the nfc championship game. still head on abc 7 news at 4:00 return of an american muscle car legend. >> plus, caught on video. police officers lift a taxi with their bare hands to save a man. >> then, at 4:30 this woman who just appeared on katy says she's a victim of sex trafficking and she shares her story. her fight to end sex laboring. >> and michael finney is taking your questions on twitter and facebook. he'll answer them here live. you can contact michael on facebook.com/michael finney
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Jan 1, 2013 4:00am PST
to new orleans and also to the atlanta area. rain that could be heavy with the threat of flooding parts of west virginia and ohio could pick up a couple inches of snow. >> the coldest air of the season hitting chicago, denver and omaha. the rose parade gets off to a chilly start. seasonable in the northeast but windy. a balmy 81 in miami. >> sounds nice. >> coming up the new laws that hit the books when the strucloc struck midnight. >>> how did your 401(k) do for the year the report card is straight ahead. >>> plus, is it the end of a pop era? we'll tell you that you might have heard the last of "gangnam style." ♪ >>> welcome back. it was a good finish for the year on wall street. the dow had its best new year's ever session gaining 166 points and ending the year up 7.3%. the nasdaq picked up 59 points. it soared 16% this past year. investors were encouraged by signs of a deal on the fiscal cliff talks and we will know later today if that happened for sure. >>> gasoline prices, also soared this past year to their highest ever. aaa says the average price is $3.29 a gallon. that is less
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Jan 16, 2013 4:00pm PST
be the most-expensive. >> one lucky die hard niners fan can still go atlanta for free. we'll tell you how, up next. >> then, plans for a new area code plan in san francisco. and why some people just do not like it. >> and michael fibby will abs your questions live just a little bit later. >> a live look at traffic on this wednesday afternoon. and it's the custom yairy crawl. traffic trying to get to the east bay, bumper to bumper, better for folks headingsu towards 101 south >>> a really bizarre story this afternoon. one of the most emotional story lines this past college football season. turns out it wasn't true. linebacker titao decided to play in the game against michigan state. this was just days after his grandmother and girlfriend died. on the same day. his story of playing through the heartache became a prominent theme during the undefeated season. it turns out the girlfriend, reportedly a stanford student never existed. the whole8ñ sordid tale came to light today in an article on dead spin.com. notre dame issued a statement saying he was the victim of a hoax. university officials say
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Jan 16, 2013 6:00pm PST
of atlanta. >> i'll make communications clear. as i wear my 49er hat into any conference that i v i think we're on wait to a super bowl. this is a lucky year, you feel that. >> and here is the family probably would love to win those tickets. a pair of dogs in their niner uniforms if you can see one cheer leading and another is a player, you can send your reports to us. >> i like that one. that is cute. the warriors in action here at home. >> yes. >> warriors getting set for a visit from lebron james. get is will seth curry be able to play? he tweak >>> good evening, everybody. we're live at oracle arena for warriors and heat tonight. this should be fun. you've got the defending champions from miami. lebron james, dwyane wade and company in town. facing a good warriors team. and remember, you've got pay back factor working in it as well. warriors beating the heat in miami. if you remember that game, warriors run this road trip, they've won four in a row this, win opened everybody's iz. warriors knocked off the champs. tonight game this, could be a record setting evening for lebron jairjs need
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Jan 17, 2013 4:00am PST
storm hitting the southeast and mid-atlantic. there's going to be rain from tallahassee to atlanta. washington, d.c. starting off with rain and switching to snow by the afternoon commute. so, you need your galoshes and snow boots. heavy fog and stagnant air in seattle, boise and salt lake. >> the midwest is going to get a blast of arctic air. fargo, barely above zero. it warms up nicely in the desert southwest. miami could approach a record high in the mid-80s. a little warmer than usual in the northeast, with boston at nearly 40 degrees. >>> when we come back on this thursday, the biggest tv you've ever seen. we're not kidding. >>> and why 70 could be the new 65. the influential call to raise the retirement age. >>> and a big reward in the hunt for the ak-47 bandit. no secret how he got his nickname. >>> and welcome back, everyone. final numbers are in on foreclosures for 2012. and they show the crisis easing up. reality track says that banks repossessed 671,000 homes last year. that's down 17% from the year before. but some foreclosures have been delayed by new banking rules. and
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Jan 20, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >> this thing went down to the wire, but the 49ers managed to hang on and beat the falcons in atlanta, and now they're going to the super bowl. >> and the fans went crazy across the bay area, celebrating the big win. we have live team coverage tonight. good evening, and thank you for joining us, i'm ama daetz. >> larry: i'm larry beil. the niners were down 17-0 early. matt ryan, the former cal star, tony gonzalez, who might have played his last game in the nfl. falcons by ten at the halve. second half, niners take control. nine ares win up 28-24 in the fourth. the defense was spectacular in the second half. atlanta did not score in the second half. and came down to fourth down and the niners break up a pass over the middle. bowman there, as the niners hang on 28-24. they're going to the super bowl for the sixth time in franchise history. >> we do have team coverage tonight as we said. john alston and lillian kim are with fans alert alert but we start with mike shumann who watched the game live in atlanta. was it elation or relief in the niner locker room after this one? >> mike: actually, i th
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Jan 27, 2013 2:00am PST
ers head out tomorrow for new orleans to prepare for their super bowl matchup with the atlanta -- no, not the atlanta falcons -- the baltimore ravens. most of the 49er faithful will be here in the bay area, cheering the team on, but a lucky few will be there at the super dome. lillian kim is live from the niners' practice facility in santa clara. reporter: hi, carolyn. the team is scheduled to leave here at noon tomorrow. many fans are still trying to figure out their travel plans, especially one man from the east bay who just found out today he's going to the super bowl. >> i opened up my e-mail and it said, jed york, and i went, what? >> terry white of walnut creek was having a tough time getting tickets to the super bowl. then came the e-mail from jed york telling him he won two free tickets. the 49ers crowe ceo conducted the sea on the computer. >> i wanted to give someone a chance to go to the game who embodied what it means to be a 49er faithful. ticketers are on the niners as a huge thank you for your years of support. bring us good luck, best, jed. >> for mark, it will be his
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Jan 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
to atlanta -- >> i don't want this shot. >> reporter: -- to ohio. doctors in emergency rooms are overwhelmed with a flu that seems to be spreading like wildfire. in florida, where the flu has hit hard and early, 7-month-old baby estrella is sick with a respiratory virus the doctors are seeing along with influenza. just one of dozens of children dr. rosenberg has been treating. >> it's been an epidemic, a lot of admissions from the flu, more than ever. >> reporter: in illinois, doctors say they haven't seen this many cases since the swine flu outbreak in 2009. this year the flu is hitting even the strongest among us. like 28-year-old matt head. >> one minute i'm a thousand degrees sweating to death, and then the next thing i'm four degrees, freezing to death, wishing i was dead. >> reporter: in ohio, 863 people have been hospitalized with flu symptoms compared with 65 at this time last year. >> our normal volume would be anywhere from 40 patients. we're seeing 75, 80 patients today. >> reporter: emergency rooms are going to have longer wait times for everyone. and we still have five weeks lef
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Jan 14, 2013 4:00am PST
, people in philadelphia left their coats at home. in atlanta, fans wore shorts to the nfl playoff game. tahman bradley, abc news. >> shorts in january. >>> well, drivers could have a tough time here in the northeast this morning. with dense fog bringing visibility down to less than a quarter mile. we'll check the forecast coming up in a few minutes. >>> and one month to the day after the sandy hook elementary school massacre, that connecticut community is debating what to do with the school itself. the building has been closed since 26 people were killed there last month. hundreds of residents gathered at a public hearing about the school's future yesterday. they were equally divided between those who want the building torn down and those who say it should be renovated and reopened. >>> vice president joe biden is a day away from delivering his gun control recommendations to the president. those recommend digs as are expected to be pretty significa significant. they will include universal background checks. a limit on how many bullets a weapon can hold and a ban on assault weapons. sev
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Jan 17, 2013 7:00am PST
will pick up rainfall before they get into some snow. and atlanta talking about snow. and with the arctic air behind all of this, a little icing going away. no fear, atlanta. it will be a little bit of a rough drive. but wsb will step you through it. raleigh, an inch to two inches of rain. the rain/snow divider there. getting the rain first. and the snow as the arctic air rushes in behind the system. looking at the big board. it's calm and quiet once you get to the west. san francisco, gusty wind on the west coast t >> all of america's weather was brought to you by smucker's. josh? elizabeth? george? lara? >> every bit of america's weather. >>> coming up, a startling new look at the church of scientology, inside the pages of an explosive, new book. >>> and love scams. is notre dame football player manti te'o part of a vicious is notre dame football player manti te'o part of a vicious onlinecome on! ♪ whatcha got there, richard? they're for show & tell. wasn't that yesterday? yup, but the class wants me to do it again. [ male announcer ] tim and richard smucker learned early on just how
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Jan 18, 2013 5:00am PST
flurries in atlanta so i had to ask her what her temperature was. we have the back-and-forth going on. now outside, we have the milder weather across the country today and the weekend. and mount tamalpais, san francisco and bay bridge they all look grand this morning. live doppler 7 hd shows the next storm will come in from the west but it will wait. we have a lot of dry air and the pattern is locked in through the next couple of weeks. now, temperatures, the dry air is still yielding frost around santa rosa, 27, fairfield and concord, around 30, and mid-to-upper 30's in fremont and los gatos and half moon bay at 37 and the 40's around oakland and novato and san francisco and 43 in santa cruz and gilroy in the mid-to-upper 30's. more warming today, and, again, today is another "spare the air" so try to stay inside. rough surf. no rain possibly next month. san francisco is 63 today. concord and san jose up a degree, two in oakland, and four degrees warmer in fremont topping at 66 which is the warm spot. most of us in the low-to-mid 60's. warmer weather around monterey bay and inland upper 6
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Jan 20, 2013 6:00am PST
are right. >> so mike shumann is continuing to follow the niners fan excitement in atlanta and he's going to have a live report later this morning on the abc7 news morning news at nine. and again tonight on abc7 news at five and six. >>> the lawyer for wide receiver michael crabtree said his client is cooperating with authorities. crabtree is being investigated for suspicion of sexual assault. a woman claims he assaulted her last sunday just hours after the niners divisional playoff win over the green bay packers. crabtree has not been arrested or detained. the 49ers say the issue will not be a distraction in this afternoon's nfc championship game. >>> coming up next, people run for their lives during a shooting at a gun show, and it wasn't the only incident yesterday. and surf's up. the anticipation building for the first mavericks surf competition in three years. we will tell you which high profile big wave surfers are going to miss today's contest. [ female announcer ] there's a great way to make just about anything delicious. simply add jif chocolate flavored hazelnut spread. whatever
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Jan 26, 2013 11:00pm PST
tomorrow for new orleans to prepare for their super bowl matchup with the atlanta -- no, not the atlanta falcons -- the baltimore ravens. most of the 49er faithful will be here in the bay area, cheering the team on, but a lucky few will be there at the super dome. lillian kim is live from the niners' practice facility in santa clara. reporter: hi, carolyn. the team is scheduled to leave here at noon tomorrow. many fans are still trying to figure out their travel plans, especially one man from the east bay who just found out today he's going to the super bowl. >> i opened up my e-mail and it said, jed york, and i went, what? >> terry white of walnut creek was having a tough time getting tickets to the super bowl. then came the e-mail from jed york telling him he won two free tickets. the 49ers crowe ceo conducted the search on the computer. >> i wanted to give someone a chance to go to the game who embodied what it means to be a 49er faithful. ticketers are on the niners as a huge thank you for your years of support. bring us good luck, best, jed. >> for mark, it will be his first super b
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Jan 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
. the biggest playoff come back in seahawk history. 24-14 and battle of the birds, hawks and falcons in atlanta. rg3 asked if he could have made the decision, would he have finished the game? >> i would have been right back out there on the field. you respect authority, and i respect coach shanahan. but at the same time, you have to step up and be a man sometimes. there was no way i was coming out of that game. >> 9ers and packers, the late divisional playoff game next saturday at candlestick and san francisco beat green bay in week one with alex smith at the helm. kaepernick has the reins now. aaron rogers offered this assessment to the signal you will calling. >> really athletic guy. he is tall and fast. he has a big arm. we saw a couple plays on national tv and he made big time throws down the field. he can exstepped plays with his feet. >> he knows the offense pretty well jie. rogers is actually good friends with alex smith. this sports report is brought to you by river rock casino. in the second half hour mike shumann goes one on one with david lee. that's an interview. it is thought on th
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Jan 7, 2013 2:00am PST
-14 and battle of the birds, hawks and falcons in atlanta. rg3 asked if he could have made the decision, would he have finished the game? >> i would have been right back out there on the field. you respect authority, and i respect coach shanahan. but at the same time, you have to step up and be a man sometimes. there was no way i was coming out of that game. >> 9ers and packers, the late divisional playoff game next saturday at candlestick and san francisco beat green bay in week one with alex smith at the helm. kaepernick has the reins now. aaron rogers offered this assessment to the signal you will calling. >> really athletic guy. he is tall and fast. he has a big arm. we saw a couple plays on national tv and he made big time throws down the field. he can exstepped plays with his feet. >> he knows the offense pretty well jie. rogers is actually good friends with alex smith. this sports report is brought to you by river rock casino. in the second half hour mike shumann goes one on one with david lee. that's an interview. it is thought on the court. >> it is a good thing, i think. thank you, coli
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Jan 7, 2013 3:00am PST
at the teenager's home. >>> an intruder who broke into a home near atlanta ended up in the hospital after coming face to face with a very protective mom. the woman heard the man come inside and start rummaging around her house. she grabbed her 9-year-old twins and her gun and hid in a crawlspace in the attic. when the man opened the door she opened fire. >> my wife is a hero. she protected her kids. she did what she was supposed to do as a responsible, prepared gun owner. >> the perpetrator opens that door -- of course, at that time, he is staring at her. her two children and a 38 revolver. >> she fired off all six rounds. shooting paul slater five times in the face and neck. police say he tried to escape in his truck but crashed up the road. the woman and her kids were not hurt. >>> switching gears now, to sports, and washington redskins quarterback, robert griffin iii, ended his stellar rookie season pretty painfully. in his first ever playoff appearance, griffin reinjured his ailing right knee in the fourth quarter against the seattle seahawks. while trying to scoop a bad snap, griffin went d
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Jan 13, 2013 6:00am PST
the championship game against seattle or traveling to atlanta next weekend. the niners will face the winner of this morning's game between the seahawks and the falcons. last night the 49ers defeated the green bay packers at candlestick park. here's schu with the highlights and postgame reaction in sports. >> good morning. i am now a believer. i had my doubts about colin kaepernick leading them into the playoffs with only seven nfl starts. he started the game with a nightmare throw but battles back and sets an nfl record in the process. aaron rodgers and alex smith, 2005 number one draft choice, before the game. fans worried about the quarterback in the beginning. second pass forecast game by kaepernick picked off by sam shields. he goes 52 yards and just like that 7-0 packers but the kid made up for his mistake. third and agent from the packers 20. takes it himself. his first postseason touchdown. wouldn't be his last. game tied at 7. green bay, 22 minutes of possession only in this game but dajuan harris gives them the lead. great cut here. 14-7 packers. niners answer. two straight kaepern
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Jan 15, 2013 4:00am PST
from new orleans to atlanta. 40s in the northeast. 30s from kansas city to detroit. only the upper 40s in phoenix. >>> when we come back this morning, the comeback we just can't wait for. robin roberts plans her return to "good morning america." >>> and coca-cola answers its critics, opening the latest battlefront in the war on obesity. >>> and call it the tour defalse. lance armstrong finally admits to doping and ready to take other people down with him. >>> welcome back, everybody. fed chairman ben bernanke says the u.s. economy is, quote, not yet out of the woods. the nation's top banker says avoiding the fiscal cliff was good, especially since the alternative would have probably been another recession. but he says there's more work ahead, such as raising the debt ceiling so the government can pay its bills. >>> coca-cola is running spots on cable television that say it's doing its part on obesity. the ads point out that more than one-fourth of its beverages are low-calorie. and burning off the 180 calories from a can of coke can be fun. critics say the commercials minimize the issu
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